Adidas or Nike? Who Will Become France's New Kit Supplier?

The president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët this weekend announced that the French Football Federation will soon open negotiations for a new kit deal.

"All of our contracts with our partners binds us until 2018. The one that we will watch very closely for a consultation in the coming weeks it is that of our supplier. The others, I think of Carrefour or PMU, are with us every day. There is no reason to fear that they will not continue." said FFF president Noël Le Graët.

In 2009, the French Football Federation signed a back then record-breaking 9-year kit deal with Nike worth €45 million Euro per season, replacing previous shirt sponsor Adidas.

France's Nike Kit Deal Expires in 2018

The current Nike kit deal with the French National Football team will expire after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

"This negotiation [Kit Deal] is more complicated because there are only two or three large suppliers worldwide. The contract that we signed in 2009 was the best in the world. But Germany now has better one with Adidas (€50 million per year). We are happy with Nike and Nike is pleased with us. But there is also the money. We will discuss before the opening of bids for the tender", continued Noël Le Graët.

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